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Re: AO-40 Test 05/08 (long)



I use a 6db pad and a TV splitter here to feed the 736r and the spectrum
analyser. Works fine. I use the 3 db per port loss as some of my attn I
wanted to put inline with the receiver anyway.

73 Bill WA2TQI

Jesse Morris wrote:

> I am currently using a TV splitter backwards as a combiner for two
> antenna/preamp systems.  I built it into a power supply to use as an
> inserter and I switch antennas by turning the power on and off to the two
> preamps.  There is a 4 db loss in the IF but both the modified Drake and
> the Trans System units have more than enough gain to compensate for this.
>
> 73 de Jess - W4MVB
>
> On Wed, 09 May 2001 17:00:53 -0700 KB7WW Art Moe <kb7ww@uswest.net>
> writes:
> >You might try a TV 1 in 2 out spliter. Not the best match but should
> >work. Or
> >if you have a 2 port power divider for 2 meters that should work
> >better.
> >
> >Art
> >KB7WW
> >
> >"Mark L. Hammond" wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Mike,
> >>
> >> Question--how did you split the 2M IF signal out of the converter?
> >Was it
> >> as simple as a "Y" or "T" type of coax splitter??  One into each
> >rig?
> >>
> >> I'm quit curious, since I was wanting to the same thing, but never
> >imagined
> >> it would nearly as successful as you describe.  It's great news!
> >And much
> >> simpler than using 2 antennas and 2 converters ;-)
> >>
> >> 73,
> >>
> >> Mark
> >>
> >> At 07:51 AM 5/9/2001, Mike73@aol.com wrote:
> >> >I got into the shack at 1004 UTC MA 138 Tues morning. The night
> >before, I had
> >> >hooked 2 separate 2M IF rigs on the output of my S band
> >downconverter. The
> >> >idea was to copy/display telemetry while working the transponder.
> >I
> >> >specifically wanted to monitor the U & L1 receiver AGC levels.
> >AO-40's range
> >> >//73,
> >> >Mike, N1JEZ
> >>
> >> Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
> >>
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